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Silence of the natural world signals a biodiversity crisis

Studies reveal that natural soundscapes are diminishing due to loss of species and ecosystem degradation.

Phoebe Weston reports for The Guardian.

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The West is losing 1.3 million acres of sagebrush steppe each year

The West is losing 1.3 million acres of sagebrush steppe each year

A new report aims to advance transforming rangeland conservation across 13 states and 115 million acres.
Sen. Wyden tees up bill to protect grasslands amid drought, wildfires

Sen. Wyden tees up bill to protect grasslands amid drought, wildfires

Over the last decade, millions of acres of grasslands have been lost to wildfires, extreme drought, fragmentation, commercial development, invasive species and other threats.
Blue carbon: The hidden CO2 sink that pioneers say could save the planet

Blue carbon: The hidden CO2 sink that pioneers say could save the planet

With the ocean key to meeting 1.5C, all eyes are now on the vital but overlooked “big three" marine ecosystems – seagrass, mangroves and salt marshes.

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Some tropical forests show surprising resilience as temperatures rise

Some tropical forests show surprising resilience as temperatures rise

Scientists are finding that some percentage of tropical forests may hold up under global warming—if they’re not cut down.
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